RGBI Community Champion Award for PfHU founder
Kate Oakley, the founder of the charity, has been named Champion of Change for the 2021 RGBI Community Champions Award. This prestigious national Rotary award is for her outstanding work in bringing about change in the bush village of Kititi, Uganda and is in recognition of Kate’s tireless drive to enable the community to become self- sufficient, giving them hope for a sustainable future.
Nominations were received from Rotary Clubs throughout Great Britain and Ireland. Kinver Rotary Club nominated Kate.
Bewdley and Kinver Rotary Clubs have been supporting her work in Uganda, funding several projects to improve life in the bush community since the charity, was formed in 2012. The current project is a dormitory for 50 orphaned and vulnerable girls at Cornerstone Nursey and Primary School in Kititi. The dormitory will provide safe accommodation, free education and health care.
Girls Dormitory Building has started with Water harvesting and Solar power
Thanks to all the generous donors, over £10,000 has already been raised towards this project.
The site has now been cleared and footings and foundations done. It’s full steam ahead now the rainy season has ended. We do need more funds to furnish and provide further latrines, for example, but it’s a fantastic start and a huge THANK YOU to all who have contributed to date.
If you would like to donate or find out more about the project visit our Crowd Funding web page.